Women

Women’s traditional dress consists of two layers, tsegdyk and terlg. Tsegdyk, which is worn over terlg, is a long sleeveless garment made of durable cloth and abundantly decorated with embroidery. It has a V-shaped open collar and two crooks for napkins or purses on either side at the waist. By contrast, terlg is a long robe with wide sleeves narrowing towards the wrists. It has a small standing collar meeting at the front. Both tsegdyk and terlg are usually of colours other than yellow, which is a colour reserved for the Buddhist clergy. The traditional dress of a married woman is complemented with a special festival hat called khalmag. In every-day life, women wear several types of hats called dzhatak and byuslyachi, as well as robes called berze and khutzn.

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